Monday, 14 April 2008
TWD - Plastic Marshmallows
Whaaaa-whoooo! I'm early! Its not even Tuesday and I'm posting..but who knows what may happen tomorrow if I don't do it now!
Marshmallows were the pick this week from the Tuesdays with Dorie group - This week's choice was from Judy of Judy's Gross Eats. I have to admit I never thought marshmallows could be something you made - I thought they were magically prepared in a Willy Wonka Type Factory and had no idea what went into them (They are mainly meringue!)
What a strange experience this has been - Not very difficult to make (I liked the fact we have had to use our thermometer twice on the run..I have only had it in my cupboard for 2 years so its about time it had an airing!)
I split my mixture into 2 and probably didn't make my marshmallows deep enough as a result - I went with the traditional vanilla for one batch and the other half had a raspberry coulis in it. The raspberry one was much nicer than the vanilla.
Me...Looked really strange but tasted better than I thought they would (the raspberry ones) - I couldn't stomach the vanilla ones - They looked like a big gooey mess and stuck to the pan - even the bits that did come out looked horrendous.
Auntie Janet (Yes, she was a guinea-pig again!) - Not great - taste better than they look but still reminded her of latex.
Husband - An element of suprise when he tasted them but it said it all when he was clearing up and asked me if I wanted to keep my slop!
Making them and Ingredients ...7 out of 10 (I used normal Golden Syrup and cornflour which I considered to be the UK equivalent of Corn Syrup and Corn Starch)
How did they look - 2 out of 10
Would I make them again?...Probably not but thanks Judy (and Dorie) for the opportunity. The recipe if I haven't managed to put you off completely is on Judy's Blog!
Roll on next week, its Carrot Cake!